Pronunciation of power: P AW1 ER0 ('paʊər)
Number of syllables of power: 2
Definition of power
- (n): physical strength
- (n): possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
- (n): possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
- (n): a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
- (n): a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
- (n): a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
- (n): one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
- (n): (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
- (n): (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
- (v): supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
Examples of power
- This includes the power of arrest and the authority to carry firearms.
- The discus and the mace symbolize dynamic power, energy and prowess.
- In 1854, the British authority obtained the power of customs in the concession.
- To calculate the energy, you multiply the power by the time.
- The power plant produced energy and calorific power.
- She has the power of quintessence and absolute energy.
- The power of the rational legal authority is mentioned in the constitution.
- The power of the central authority passed into the hands of the generals.
- To find the energy, you multiply the power by the time.
- The forefinger, throughout history, has represented authority and power.